Author Archive for spitel

Today we completed our new dining set for the eat-in kitchen. The room is fairly small, so I planned on a table for two. The base is a cast iron bistro table stand (intended for restaurants) that I ordered online. The 32″ table top was fabricated from a tan brown granite remnant by Flemington Granite. [...]

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Bode in Boots

29Jan11

Bode in boots, forgets how to walk. Your browser does not support the video tag

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After spending a few months bonding with my Nokia N85, I now feel comfortable providing a follow-up review of the phone. It’s good news: the honeymoon is not over. Overall I am impressed with the quality of the phone itself, as well as the quality of pictures and video. And the OLED screen still elicits [...]

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Totally awesome. The above sums up how I describe my new cell phone, the latest electronic toy added to our menagerie. After  years of merely getting by with a free Motorola Razr, I am now living large with a Nokia N85. As with most Nokia phones worth owning, the N85 is not available from AT & T. It can be [...]

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Despite living far above the Mason-Dixon line for almost a decade I have not adapted to winter weather. So after an unusually frigid month of December, I was fearing what torture January would bring. Last week gave the answer: a cold snap swept across the Midwest, lowering temperatures far below zero. At worst the wind chill [...]

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I don’t remember how long it has been since Grant lost his car and house keys, and to be honest, it’s been so long that we totally forgot about it. Until yesterday, that is, when a mysterious package arrived in the mail from Iowa. The return address was¬†ScoreCard Customer Care, and it contained the long-lost [...]

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Our neighborhood has been home to a small colony of feral cats for as long as we have lived here. This is due primarily to our neighbors providing food and shelter to the adult cats. We have never really been “cat people,” and Bode’s habit of finding cat feces in our yard and proceeding to [...]

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For Brett!

02Feb08

Making Bode a miniature omelet proved to be too much fun.¬†Ever since then he’s had a few very merry “un-birthday” breakfasts composed of miniature versions of whatever we eat on Sunday mornings, usually pancakes. I’m posting the proof to¬†follow-up¬†on Brett’s request.¬†You can’t really tell, but it’s a banana pancake with peanut butter chips, and it’s [...]

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This morning Grant was cleaning out some green peppers. He found a surprise: a fully-formed, miniature green pepper growing inside of one of them! So we took pictures. The tiny pepper was cute, and I regretted having to cut it open. However we felt compelled, in the name of scientific discovery, to check if there [...]

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Today our dog Bode, the mascot of PitelSpot,¬† celebrated his 10th birthday.¬†That makes him 70 in dog years, therefore he is now officially retired, and about old enough to be my grandfather.¬† To celebrate the occasion I decided to make him a nice breakfast of a few of his favorite¬†”people foods.” I must admit that [...]

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